Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Presents:

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

Date:
January 31, 2019
Doors at:
7:00 pm
Age restriction:
All Ages
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PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Presents:
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance
Thursday Jan 31, 2019

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

$31.50 – $45
Vogue Theatre
918 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

This bilingual, cross-border, cross-genre opera about the enigmatic general, legendary bandit and hero of the Mexican Revolution presents a non-linear collage of scenes from, or inspired by, his life. Six musicians—playing keyboards, drums, violin, cello, electric guitar and bass/tuba—accompany two singers, who in turn are aided by both pre-recorded and live video images, frequently overlaid.

 

Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, this award-winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande, including Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds and librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City. Melding an avant-garde aesthetic with political overtones and a blend of Tejano and Mexican music, the piece provides a timely focus on the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico and the US, as well as the borderlands in between.

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